Apple Turnovers

Hey ya’ll! We hope your having a great Monday and that your weekend was as great as ours was! We spent the weekend with our family and celebrating our moms birthday ( happy birthday mom;) ) Everything here is turning fall. The leaves are changing colors and falling, the air is crisper and there’s plenty of apples for the picking. So, this week, we’re bring you apple turnovers or “hand pies”.


These are so good! It’s so flaky and puffy. We think the puff pastry makes this dish the best it can be and adding the glaze is a the cherry on top (and it’s so easy!) We promise that after you make these, you’ll never again be caught in the McDonald’s drive through for an apple turnover, these are so much better! These are the perfect on the go breakfast, all you need is one hand and you’re good to go!


You can find puff pastry in the freezer section at your local grocery store. It’s normally located by the filo dough or frozen pies. When working with puff pastry it’s important to keep it cold. So, we worked with ours on our marble slab, if you don’t have one that’s okay, just be sure to work quickly and if it starts to get a little warm pop it into the fridge for a couple minutes to cool it down. Watch the video below to see exactly how to fold and cut these delicious turnovers:




2 1/2 cups apples, peeled, finely chopped

1/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)

3/4 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp lemon juice

A box (17.3 oz) of puff pastry

1 egg white (for egg wash)

1 cup confectioners sugar

3-4 Tbsp milk


  1. Allow puff pastry to thaw until it is thawed, but not room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together the chopped apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Set aside. Mix the egg white with 1 Tbsp of water. set aside
  3. Cut the puff pastry into 8 equal pieces. Place a spoonful of the apple mixture into the center of the puff pastry square. Egg wash 2 of the 4 sides of the pastry.
  4. Fold over, so that the turnover forms a triangle. Repeat with the other 7 puff pastry squares.
  5. When done, cut a little slit in the top of each one. Then brush each one with the egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar (if desired).
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until the pastry is done and golden brown.
  7. While the turnovers are cooling, whisk together the milk and powdered sugar. When completely cool, drizzle with the glaze.
  8. Enjoy!



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We hope you have an awesome week, safe travels, and may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar!


  1. Linda

    October 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    These look unbelievably delicious!

    1. Traveling Twin Bakers

      October 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you! They were so good, especially when they were warm!

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